In the margin of the Global Summit of Pest Management services for Public Health and Food Safety in New York last April, the NPMA with the support of CEPA organised a meeting with Pest Management Associations from around the world in view of creating a “Global Pest Management Coalition”.
During what was scheduled as a Think Tank session it quickly became apparent that our industry has common goals when it comes to protecting public health and property. Participants agreed that sharing information and pursuing consistency in messaging to the public would elevate our professionalism and strengthen our sector as a whole.
As a logical next step participants formulated Strategic Objectives for the Coalition and summarised the initiative with the following Mission Statement:
The mission of the GPMC is to provide a unified voice across the Globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring the protection of health, home, food and businesses.
Meanwhile a logo has been proposed and approved. The next Global Summit in Europe 2018 will be an ideal opportunity to reconvene, compare initiatives and develop common tactics.